UNICEF and WFP launch second joint programme to help Syrian children weather the harsh winter in Jordan

    للخبر باللغة العربية  JOINT PRESS RELEASE AMMAN, Jordan, Monday 14 December 2015 – As the harsh cold winter approaches Jordan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a winter cash assistance programme that will allow vulnerable Syrian families in Za’atari and Azraq camps to buy […]

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“…but Arabic and Math will remain mine”

By  Chris Herwig and Abed el Majeed, UNICEF Jordan December 2015 — 16 year old Mesh’al is a Syrian youth from Dar’aa, living in Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. Like many boys in the camp, he has not gone to school since moving here and works transporting people’s groceries across the massive camp which is […]

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The Syrian conflict and Europe’s refugee crisis in numbers

  Reposted from the UNICEF connect blog: https://blogs.unicef.org/blog/the-syrian-conflict-and-europes-refugee-crisis-in-numbers/  

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“I want to be more than just a guy”

MAFRAQ, Jordan, April 2015 – “You stole my first eye and the second eye. Don’t put your hands on my children,” screams Hamed. The passion in this drama rehearsal reflects the reality on the ground, explains the 17-year old from Homs, Syria. He is acting as the wife in a play about domestic violence. “It […]

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Government of Jordan and UNICEF launches cost-efficient water initiatives in Za’atari camp

Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan, 23 April 2015 – The Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MoWI) and UNICEF today launched the construction of a water distribution network in Za’atari refugee camp. In addition to the mobile waste water treatment units launched last month, the operation of a water distribution network and a third borehole will drastically […]

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European Union’s humanitarian office grants €1.1 million to UNICEF for emergency cash assistance to the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan, 22 April 2015 – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has provided a grant of € 1.1 million to UNICEF to support the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families and their children with emergency cash assistance. As the Syrian crisis enters a fifth year, many Syrian refugees in Jordan are […]

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Safe and adequate water for children and families in Za’atari

Za’atari camp, Jordan – Ahed, 12, arrives from school as we are chatting with her mother about life in the camp. She shyly greets us and sits besides her mother. “Ahed, why don’t you get some water before you settle down,” her mother asks her. Ahed disappears and her mother continues telling us about how […]

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My job: deliver 35 litres of water per refugee per day

Amman, Jordan – When we meet him, Turki is in a heated discussion with his supervisor and does not immediately attend to us. He walks away, goes round the truck and checks each and every one of his eight tyres. He shouts to the man on top of the truck who is filling up his […]

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Firas in Za’atari: From school drop out to role model

Four years ago Firas led a normal 12-year old boy’s life. He went to school in his hometown of Bosra as Sham, southern Syria, and spent time with friends and family. “I was in Grade 5 at school and then the crisis started and I haven’t been back since,” says Firas, now a mild mannered […]

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When she fled Syria , Hanan thought she would never see the inside of a classroom again

Za’atari Camp, Jordan – Hanan’s face moves only between the textbook on her desk and the teacher at the front of her class. The 18-year old from Dera’a, southern Syria, is focussed. It’s Hanan’s final school year and she’s studying at one of three UNICEF supported schools in Za’atari refugee camp, northern Jordan. “Education will […]

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Ministry of Water & Irrigation and UNICEF launches cost efficient waste water treatment units in Za’atari refugee camp

Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan, 3 March 2015 – The Ministry of Water and Irrigation and UNICEF launched today a cost efficient mobile waste water treatment unit at the Za’atari refugee camp. “This project is a model of international cooperation. We were able to move quickly with the support from UNICEF and donors such as Germany, […]

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German Parliamentary Group seeks information about sustainable solutions in Za’atari Camp

الخبر باللغة العربية PRESS RELEASE AMMAN, 23 February 2015 – Six members of the German Parliamentary Group “Arabic Speaking Countries in the Middle East” visited Za’atari Camp on Thursday, 19 February. The delegation met refugees and humanitarian actors, and observed UNICEF’s water supply and sanitation activities. In December 2014, the Government of Germany, through KFW […]

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Alia: I don’t show that I’m depressed.

Alia, 13, is one of her school’s best students. Keeping busy to avoid feelings of depression so far from her home in Syria. My Voice,My Story Since the start of the conflict in Syria, children have felt its impact in different ways. In this series of audio photo portraits, five Syrian children, now living as […]

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NRC, UNICEF open youth training programme in Emirati-Jordanian Camp for Syrian refugees

(الخبر بالغة العربية) AZRAQ, 30 March 2014 — The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and UNICEF inaugurated a youth training centre that will provide a range of informal technical and vocational training courses for Syrian refugee youth in the Emirati–Jordanian Camp in Mraijib Al Fhoud on Sunday. The centre was inaugurated in the presence of the United […]

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